Smallholder Engagement with the Private Sector
Author(s): S. Wiggins, S. Keats
Published by: EPS Peaks


“This guide concerns smallholder farmers and their engagement with markets in Africa. It looks at their degree of engagement as well as the possibilities to link them to formal firms in ways that may improve access to capital, inputs, know-how and markets. It adopts three perspectives to frame thinking about key issues: agricultural development policy, rural market failures and a ‘business view’, the latter with regards to high start-up costs and learning thresholds.”